how many phones can be plugged into hub?

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Hello, Rogers Wireless Home Phone device will support up to two cordless phone base stations. So if your cordless phone system has two base stations, the Wireless Home Phone can support each of these base stations. Does Koodo's hub/device also accomodate the potential for more than 1 phone to be plugged in?
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Same with Koodo's - it supports two phones, Vito - or if you prefer, a phone and answering machine.
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Thank you Sophia. Much appreciated!


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I haven't hooked mine up yet but I would think if you use a splitter you could hook up as many phones as you want but Sophia is right if you can't do that. It's like Rogers getting you to pay for each TV in your home but you can easily split the connection and run multiple sets
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Thank you also, Paul and Bob, for the very useful info. I have splitters I can use, so that's great.


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p.s., I tried asking Rogers if they would let me subscribe to their wireless home phone plan and they said no, b/c I am in their cable territory and can get a regular landline, blah-blah-blah!! Fido and Koodo both have told me they don't have any objections. Me thinks this strange for Rogers to do this. They are just losing out to Koodo or Fido. Actually, isn't Fido owned by Rogers??!! Anyways, I'll go with Koodo.
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Just going to caution not to hook up too many devices to the ports (a few won't hurt) but each phone has a REN (Ring Equivalence number) or how much load it uses when it is ringing and the hub will have how much of a load it will handle.

Adding too many devices won't affect the talking quality but ringing will become affected after the load is exceeded. An example is if the hub has a 3 REN  and the phone has a 0.5 REN  you could split 6 devices (each at 0.5) or any other combination to a total of 3 REN  before you would notice that the ringing becoming affected or non-existent on certain devices.

With that said, you likely won't have that issue often unless you were to hook up a phone with a real bell  (usually 1 REN each for those type) or if you were to try powering up the whole house with it..
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The only items that ring in my set-up are the wireless base stations, that are self-powered. The fax and landline are silenced, so there is no load to speak of.
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I had to be careful with my VOIP adapter (Obi 202) as I do have an older  touch tone phone that does use a real bell, requiring more power,  plugged in phone port 2 with a call display box  and a cordless set hooked up in phone port 1. You would have a better understanding of those aspects than I would
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Ya, I just wanted to be sure that I can plug in the two cordless phones that I am presently using with my bell landline service b/c I have one in my living room (base station) and 1 (extension) in the bedroom. I'm going to set-up the Koodo hub device in the living room. So, the cordless phone base station I have in the living room is easy enough to plug into the hub device b/c it will be side by each but do I have to run a wire then from my bedroom extension to the living room and plug it into the device (i.e., in a different port) or does it just stay plugged in to the bell phone jack in my bedroom like I have it now with my landline service? Sorry, I'm kind of new to this.
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Only if you disconnect the telephone wiring in your house from the telephone network, can you use the existing wiring to connect the hub to a phone. Options are:
- to have a cordless phone with multiple handsets connected to one base station
- to disconnect the phone company wiring from that of your house at either the communications panel, or the point of entry to your house, where there would be a grey box where one connected to the other. This may be closed with a tamper-resistant screw.
- run a wire as you have planned.

I'd choose option 1 (but I already have the phones....)
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ohhhh, yes, option 1. Thank you! That's exactly what I'm going to do. option 2 is too much like work and if all else fails I'll do option 3. Thanks dfbutt.

Everyone on this forum is so helpful.

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To use your existing house wiring, you must disconnect the Bell entry to avoid complications. Option 1 is definitely the easiest.

If you have a home alarm system, you will have to contact the service provider to get their guidance as well.

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